WoRMS taxon details

Cosmetira Forbes, 1848

117156  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:117156)

accepted
Genus
Cosmetira Hartlaub, 1909 (preoccupied by Cosmetira Forbes, 1848)
Thaumantias (Cosmetira) Forbes, 1848 (elevated to full genus level)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Forbes, E. (1848). A monograph of the British naked-eyed Medusæ : with figures of all the species. London, Ray Society, pp. 104, 13 plates. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10599599
page(s): 42 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Schuchert, P. (2020). World Hydrozoa Database. Cosmetira Forbes, 1848. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=117156 on 2020-08-15
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Forbes, E. (1848). A monograph of the British naked-eyed Medusæ : with figures of all the species. London, Ray Society, pp. 104, 13 plates. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10599599
page(s): 42 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Thaumantias (Cosmetira) Forbes, 1848) Forbes, E. (1848). A monograph of the British naked-eyed Medusæ : with figures of all the species. London, Ray Society, pp. 104, 13 plates. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10599599
page(s): 42 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Cosmetira Hartlaub, 1909) Hartlaub C. (1909). Ueber Thaumantias pilosella Forbes und die neue Lafoeidengattung Cosmetira. <em>Zoologischer Anzeiger.</em> 34: 82-89., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30144085
page(s): 83 [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Vervoort, W.; Cairns, S.D.; Schuchert, P. (2001). Hydrozoa, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 112-120 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Bouillon, J.; Boero, F. (2000). Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hydromedusae of the world, with a list of the worldwide species. <i>Thalassia Salent. 24</i>: 47-296 (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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Diagnosis 
Mitrocomidae medusae with 4 radial canals; 8 open statocysts; no ocelli; flexile cirri with numerous nematocysts throughout their length, usually straight, exceptionally, in young specimens, spirally coiled.
Hydroid with the characterstics of the family. [details]